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10 Second Trivia . Which of these U.S. landmarks was completed in 1884? Mount Rushmore, Washington Monument, Statue of Liberty or Transcontinental Railroad. At the time it was completed in 1884, the Washington Monument was the tallest building in the world.

10秒快速问答。以下哪个美国地标是在1884年完成的?拉什莫尔山、华盛顿纪念碑、自由女神像或横贯大陆铁路。1884年竣工时,华盛顿纪念碑是世界上最高的建筑。

At 555 feet and 5 inches tall, the Washington Monument was opened to the public a few years later. It's been closed multiple times since then.

华盛顿纪念碑高555英尺5英寸,几年后对公众开放。从那以后,它已经关闭了多次。

Sometimes for restoration. Sometimes for natural events like an earthquake that struck Virginia in 2011. That caused 150 cracks in the monument. And sometimes it's been closed because of its elevator. It broke down 24 times between 2014 and 2016. The monument was closed again at that time while renovations, a new visitor's center and a brand new elevator were installed and on the day after it reopened last Friday, the new fully automated elevator broke.

有时是因为要恢复。有时是因为自然事件,比如2011年发生在弗吉尼亚州的地震。导致纪念碑出现150条裂缝。有时会因为电梯而关闭。2014年至2016年间,它曾24次崩溃。在翻修、新游客中心和新电梯安装期间,纪念碑再次关闭。上周五重新开放后的第二天,新的全自动电梯坏了。

No one was in it at the time but some visitors were stranded for an hour at the top stop in the monument. Workers don't know why the lift malfunctioned but they did get it moving and when it does that it's pretty fast. Takes just over a minute to ferry visitors up 500 feet.

当时没有人在电梯里面,但一些游客在纪念碑的顶部停留了一个小时。工人们不知道电梯为什么会出故障,但他们确实让它动了起来,而且速度很快。只需要一分钟多一点就可以把游客送到500英尺高的地方。

The original elevator was powered by steam and that ride took more than 10 minutes.

最初的电梯是由蒸汽驱动的,整个过程耗时超过10分钟。

10 Second Trivia. Which of these U.S. landmarks was completed in 1884? Mount Rushmore, Washington Monument, Statue of Liberty or Transcontinental Railroad. At the time it was completed in 1884, the Washington Monument was the tallest building in the world.

At 555 feet and 5 inches tall, the Washington Monument was opened to the public a few years later. It's been closed multiple times since then.

Sometimes for restoration. Sometimes for natural events like an earthquake that struck Virginia in 2011. That caused 150 cracks in the monument. And sometimes it's been closed because of its elevator. It broke down 24 times between 2014 and 2016. The monument was closed again at that time while renovations, a new visitor's center and a brand new elevator were installed and on the day after it reopened last Friday, the new fully automated elevator broke.

No one was in it at the time but some visitors were stranded for an hour at the top stop in the monument. Workers don't know why the lift malfunctioned but they did get it moving and when it does that it's pretty fast. Takes just over a minute to ferry visitors up 500 feet.

The original elevator was powered by steam and that ride took more than 10 minutes.

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